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RE: Ed and Outreadch Opportunity

From: Novak, Kevin <KevinNovak@aia.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:13:20 -0500
Message-ID: <7D3AB086C3D86347AE8225DE8190296B0718F8E9@AIA-NT1.aia.org>
To: "Brian Gryth" <briangryth@gmail.com>, "eGovIG IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Brian,

 

I am here to help you.

 

I can provide input and opinion on the piece you are developing. I
concur with your assessment of PDF. Other options in addition must be
considered.

 

Kevin

 

From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Brian Gryth
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 12:08 PM
To: eGovIG IG
Subject: Ed and Outreadch Opportunity

 

Good day all,

Members of the Colorado General Assembly introduced legislation recently
that would mandate school districts to publish certain financial data in
a down loadable format.  The bill is HB10-1036 and is available at
http://legislink.org/us-co?HB10-1036.  This is a good thing on the
surface.  What concerns me is the fiscal impact statement associated
with the legislation.  The concerning part of the fiscal impact
statement focuses on the information being released in PDF or in an
image format (e.g. JPEG, TIFF, GIF), but does not talk about other
formats.  The fiscal note is available at http://bit.ly/80RBiu.  As has
been discussed by this group and in other places, PDF only publication
is not the best method of publishing government data.

 

Therefore, I saw this as a perfect opportunity for some education and
outreach.  I am planning on putting some summarized information together
that will discuss data publication methods to sent to the bill sponsors
and other members of the Colorado legislature.  I also plan on speaking
at the Senate hearing for the bill as a concerned citizen.

 

I would appreciate the assistance of anyone wishing to help me out.
Please feel free to e-mail me and I will share a Google Doc I will be
using to draft the materials.

Thanks
Brian
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